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What percent of users and experts removed it?
3% remove it97% keep it
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1.10 77.55%
1.9 14.29%
1.7 4.08%
1.5 2.04%
1.4 2.04%

Met Office Desktop Widget


Met Office Desktop Widget is a software program developed by Met Office. The most common release is 1.10, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The primary executable is named met office desktop widget.exe. The setup package generally installs about 10 files and is usually about 1.95 MB (2,043,935 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 10. While about 87% of users of Met Office Desktop Widget come from United Kingdom, it is also popular in the United States and Austria.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Met Office Desktop Widget\
Uninstaller: msiexec /qb /x {9B442347-DB86-B635-03B0-B32E8F97E740}
Estimated size: 1.95 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Met Office Desktop Widget

Program executable:met office desktop widget.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\met office desktop widget\met office desktop widget.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • Met Office Desktop Widget.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{0285CD1B-C793-4669-820D-D15D401A78F3}' (runs on registration).

How do I remove Met Office Desktop Widget?

You can uninstall Met Office Desktop Widget from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Met Office Desktop Widget, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove Met Office Desktop Widget.

Win 7 (SP1) 58%
Win XP 2%
Uninstall it 3%
Keep it 97%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 60.00%
Windows 10 24.00%
Windows Vista 14.00%
Windows XP 2.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 42.86%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 14.29%
Windows 7 Professional 10.20%
Windows 10 Home 10.20%
Windows 10 Pro 8.16%
Windows 7 Ultimate 4.08%

Distribution by countryGeography

86.79% of installs come from United Kingdom
Which countries install it?
  United Kingdom 86.79%
  United States 9.43%
  Austria 1.89%
  Netherlands 1.89%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 36.36%
Hewlett-Packard 15.15%
Acer 15.15%
Samsung 9.09%
Toshiba 9.09%
American Megatrends 3.03%
Intel 3.03%
Lenovo 3.03%
Gateway 3.03%
Sony 3.03%
Common models
Dell Dell System XPS L7... 4.88%
Acer Aspire X3812 4.88%
TOSHIBA Satellite L450D 2.44%
TOSHIBA Satellite L300 2.44%
Samsung NC210/NC110 2.44%
Samsung 700Z3C/700Z5C 2.44%


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